Political Terrorist


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Political Terrorist

A person or group that commits violent acts to make a statement or achieve some end. Acts of political terrorism may make it difficult to conduct business in the area in which they occur. See also: Political risk.
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Unlike political terrorists, animal rights terrorists probably will not take hostages or barricade themselves against the police.
He said Farzana Rajas statement political terrorists endangered democracy carries weight.
Farzana Raja said that Pakistan is not only threatened by terrorism but also by political terrorists whose politics is just limited to controversial statements, and had nothing to offer for the poor masses of the country.
First published sixty years ago, Alamut is a literary classic by Slovenian writer Vladimir Bartol, a deftly researched and presented historical novel about one of the world's first political terrorists, 11th century Ismaili leader Hasan ibn Sabbah, whose machinations with drugs and carnal pleasures deceived his followers into believing that he would deliver them to a paradise in the afterlife, so that they would destroy themselves in suicide missions for him.
In the Philippines, political terrorists attacked schools and school children.